Body Doubling

Body Doubling is a productivity tool in which two or more people meet either physically or virtually to maintain accountability for their desired tasks, serving as mirrors for one another to achieve success. Essentially, people either complete tasks simultaneously or...

Pay for Autistic Labor

Bizarrely, many strangers have messaged me on LinkedIn to ask me to work for free. Writing, speaking, consulting. These “opportunities” are always framed as beneficial for me, yet the “benefits” these strangers offer are intangible things I don’t need or already have...

History Repeating

Yesterday, a film crew set up around me; I was centre stage. When I’d finished my piece the cameraman, out of respect for what I had just said mimed a ‘mic drop’ and all concerned were impressed by my knowledge and ability to articulate it. Yay me! I am capable, I am...

Seasonal Sensory Needs

Recently, I was talking with some other neurodivergent people about how I often feel quite busy in my head and can spend hours sitting and contemplating all of the things I want to get done. I will make lists and plans, but my body simply won’t move, and I can’t seem...

Sensory Tools

  If you’re neurodivergent, stim tools can help you manage overwhelm, maintain focus, and bring joy into your workday. Employers should allow them and should disallow other employees from stigmatizing them.  Sensory noodles were the first sensory devices I...